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Australian Cartoon Characters and Railway Crossing by WillM3luvTrains Australian Cartoon Characters and Railway Crossing by WillM3luvTrains
Up above is my drawing of Australian (and a New Zealand) cartoon characters at an Australian Railway Crossing. In the picture are 

  • Ollie (Pocket Protectors)
  • Stanley Staines and his sister Mary Jane Staines (Staines Down Drains)
  • Wallabee Beatles (Codename Kids Next Door)
  • Blinky Bill
  • Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life)
  • Lenny Loosejocks (Ezone, www.ezone.com/)
  • Cody (The Rescuers Down Under
This is some crossover! It's not a major crossover, I've seen better than this, including on this Deviation Submission caanantheartboy.deviantart.com… Or this one: danileenatsumi.deviantart.com/… I'm sure there are other examples of major crossovers but I'll only list these two for now because of time and energy. Actually I have one more to share with you that kind of led up to my drawing, in fact some of the cartoon characters in my drawing are also in that drawing.

So you see, these are supposed to be Australian cartoon characters near a railroad crossing in Australia, which clearly doesn't exist. I thought all of these cartoon characters were Australian but I just found out that Ollie, the light-brown-skinned cartoon character, is actually from New Zealand. What made me think he was Australian? Listening to his voice when watching the cartoon "Pocket Protectors" kisscartoon.me/Cartoon/Pocket-… He sounded Australian so I assumed he was Australian, although I could have easily assumed he was British. So now we have an Australian and New Zealand cartoon character picture, but this was intended to be exclusively an Australian cartoon picture. That's okay, and I don't want to hurt any of you who are from New Zealand, you're not worthless to me!

This is not my first drawing of Wallabee or Stanley, you can see them in this previous submission I've done, requested by :iconshifty-the-b737: willm3luvtrains.deviantart.com… But this is my first drawing of everyone else. And the hardest to draw were Cody, Blinky Bill, Lenny, and Rocko, well Rocko wasn't that hard to draw and neither was Mary Jane. And I think I made Cody bigger than I intended for him to be. It was very hard to find a good picture to copy off of to draw him. There aren't very many pictures of Ollie either, in fact this is where I'd gone to draw a picture of him: www.toonbarn.com/avatar/toonol… There also aren't very many pictures of Stanley Staines.

Some of these cartoon characters were really hard to draw, especially Cody and Blinky, so I won't be drawing many pictures of them, although no one asked me to. I almost changed my mind and excluded Cody but decided to go right through with it, I said I'd draw him and decided to keep my word.

And I decided to include a railroad crossing as many of you know I like to do, and one from the Land Down-Under. I knew how I wanted to do the signals but was debating about the gates, or boom gates as they're called in Australia. I was debating if I should do black and white or red and white gates and debated if I should do wishbone gates or bar-gates. I decided to go with red and white bar-gates and with 4" lights. I also decided to use a black STOP ON RED SIGNAL sign rather than the white ones. I also put the big horizontal signs that say "RAILWAY" on the left side of the road and "CROSSING" on the right side. This isn't done at all crossings in Australia but something I wanted to do to make this crossing more Australian-like.

And I used this railroad crossing ahead sign www.adidriving.ie/wp-content/u… Australia uses or at least has used different kinds of railroad crossing ahead signs, including some to tell you if you were coming to a crossing with flashing signals and some that told you you were coming to a gated crossing, which is what's in my picture. (To see the website this picture came from cqmsjt.com/files6/level-crossi…) I don't really know what they are using now so I'm going with the one I put in my picture.

Australia's crossing signals are almost the same as the ones we use in the United States, except they use 45-degree (my guess) crossbucks and they drive on the left-side there. But much of the equipment is the same as ours, and they even use the same electronic bells and same gate lights, including L.E.D. we use! I did not know this about Australia until 2002, when I visited this part of Mike's Railroad Crossing website www.rxrsignals.com/Australia/ Some Aussie crossing signals look almost like ours but the ones in the first four photos of the page use one big rectangle-shaped background with both lights in it, which I don't like as much but it's somewhat cool. And it seems all their signal lights are 8". And they use incandescent and L.E.D., red-lens and clear-lens. I also chose mechanical bells for my crossing.

So far I've done, other than American crossings, pictures of a Canadian crossing, German crossings, British crossings, and totally make-believe/cartoony crossings. And now: Introducing Australian Crossings!

So after looking at this picture done by :iconyugioh1985: yugioh1985.deviantart.com/art/…, and after looking at my drawing of Stanley and Wallabee, and thinking about Australian cartoon characters, at least the ones I knew, I decided to do something like this. And coincidentally, :iconshifty-the-b737: asked me if I was going to do another crossover ideas for Stanley Staines, and sure enough and fortunately for him I did! 

I have at least one more crossover idea, maybe two more, for Stanley Staines. Please remember though, I still haven't watched Staines Down Drains so I still don't know anything or much about that cartoon and it's not available on Kiss Cartoon right now (if it does become available I'll change this sentence! Remind me if I forget please.)

And as far as I know, only two of these cartoons have featured a railroad crossing: Codename Kids Next Door (episode "Operation R.O.B.B.E.R.S." knd.wikia.com/wiki/Operation:_….) and Rocko's Modern Life ("Driving Miss Wolfe" rockosmodernlife.wikia.com/wik… and one more episode I saw)

Took a few hours to draw but it was worth it. Feel free to use but please put the credits where they belong.


Drawing (c) Yours Truly
Ollie (c) Mukpuddy Animation (New Zealand)
Stanley and Mary Jane Staines (c) Jim Mora
Wallabee Beatles (c) Tom Warburton
Blinky Bill (c) Dorothy Wall
Rocko (c) Joe Murray
Lenny Loosejocks (c) Jamie Edis (for more, please visit www.ezone.com/about/ )
Cody (c) Disney

Whew! That's a lot of names!

And if you've never been to Ezone.com, I recommend you try it, it's a fun place! Some of my favorite games there are Fatboy Raids the Cookie Factory, Bumper Cookie, Web Hockey, Lenny Loosejocks goes Snowboarding, Nitro Burners, Lenny Goes to Pluto, Lenny in Space, Bang for your Buck, and Blingball to name a few. Please note though that the Ezone games require Shockwave Player and doesn't work on Google Chrome, at least it didn't last time I checked. But try ezone.com, please, if you want to.
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Shifty-The-B737 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, There is a show called 6teen with ANOTHER character named Stanley
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